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The ESU Supports Immigrants, Asylum-seekers, and Refugees

For nearly a century, the English-Speaking Union has employed English as a catalyst to foster global understanding and good will through educational opportunities and cultural exchange.  The ESU is an inclusive organization, in the words of our founder Sir Evelyn Wrench,  "founded in no narrow attitude of race pride, in no spirit of hostility to any people."

In today's shrinking world dominated by dollars and digits, unprecedented migration and bloody national borders, the ESU remains committed to improving the lives of new immigrants to the United States.

Since 2013, nearly 1,000 recent immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers from 66 different countries have been welcomed as members of the English-Speaking Union Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center. The Center provides a welcoming environment, resources and information to help immigrants improve their English to explore work and study opportunities, network, pursue citizenship, and acquire cultural fluency in order to participate fully in American society.

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Announcing: Luard-Morse Scholars for 2017-2018

NEWBERRY AND RAMSAY WIN $50,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
TO STUDY IN ENGLAND AS 2017 LUARD MORSE SCHOLARS

                              
                Mr. Leondre Ramsay                        Ms. Serena Newberry     

New York City: Ms. Serena Newberry, an English Education and Pre-Law major from Southfield, MI, a student at Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, and Mr. Leondre Ramsay, a Political Science major and Community Development minor from Tallahassee, FL, a student at Howard University, Washington, DC, have each been selected as recipients of an English-Speaking Union Luard Morse Scholarship.  Christopher Broadwell, Executive Director of the English-Speaking Union, announced the winners, noting that each scholar will receive $25,000 toward a semester of study at any university their choosing in the United Kingdom during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Announcing: New Study/Travel Courses in the UK for Teachers and ESU Members – at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Shakespeare's Globe, Oxford University and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford upon Avon!

The ESU has expanded its study abroad programs: Teachers Learning Abroad - UK.  In addition to the time-tested British University Summer School scholarship programs for teachers, TLab-UK offers new week-long courses, created exclusively by and for the ESU, which are open to teachers across the country as well as ESU members and life-long learners. The new TLab courses provide affordable educational / travel opportunities, unique to the ESU's heritage.  Course descriptions are posted on the ESU website, but here is the list of TLab-UK course offerings for 2017:

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Holiday Celebrations at ESU-English in Action

The English-Speaking Union celebrated the end of 2016 with two joyful holiday festivities for the ARNIC and EiA communities.

On November 21st, the English-Speaking Union hosted a special Thanksgiving feast to introduce members of its Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center (ARNIC) and guests to this most iconic of American traditions. Three ARNIC alumni, Mohamed Berrakaoui, Leo Borello, and Alyona Glushchenkova, spoke to the assembly. They thanked Dr. Andrew Romay, founder and primary sponsor of ARNIC, for his support and shared their experiences in ARNIC that have helped them find paths to success in the US.  Each of them explained that this was the first time they had made public speaches in English. 

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Welcome Reception for British Consul General

On November 7, 2016, the ESU formally welcomed Antonia Romeo, the new British Consul General in New York with a reception at the ESU House hosted by ESU Chairman, Dr. Paul Beresford-Hill CBE KSt.J, and Executive Director, Christopher Broadwell.

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